UPDATE: Fatal Tooele County I-80 wrong-way crash victims identified

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MONDAY 9/6/21 9:15 a.m.

ARAGONITE, Utah (ABC4) – Police have identified the victims of a wrong way Tooele County crash on I-80 back in August.

The male victim has been identified as Rodney Knotek of Murray, Utah. and the female victim is Sandra Lackovic of Incline Village, Nevada.

Utah Highway Patrol originally responded to the scene where they discovered the results of a head-on collision after one driver was traveling the wrong way.

ORIGINAL STORY: Two killed in wrong-way crash on I-80 in Tooele County

Monday 8/30/21 11:40 p.m.

ARAGONITE, Utah (ABC4) – Two people are dead after a crash involving a wrong-way driver in Tooele County late Monday night.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m. Monday night, the Tooele County Dispatch began receiving calls of a wrong-way vehicle traveling east in the westbound lanes on I-80 near the Grassy Mountain Rest Area Westbound.

As troopers with Utah Highway Patrol began responding to the area, callers reported a head-on crash at milepost 55.

Two people have died as a result of the crash. As of 6 a.m., the right lane of westbound I-80 is closed in the area. Information is limited, ABC4.com will provide updates as details become available.

This is the second deadly crash on Utah’s highway on Monday. Earlier in the day, a semi-truck driver was killed after colliding with another, slow-moving semi on SR-201 in West Valley City.

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